Thought for the week by Pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

'Treasure in jars of clay.' 2 Corinth 4:7

'Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.' 2 Corinth 4:16

There is so much emphasis put on healthy living, good diet and exercise these days that we can almost lose sight of the importance of the renewal of the inner life. This is even more important as it is our inner life that invigorates our outer bodies. If we lose the inner renewal of our mind and spirit we lose the joy of living. We might be able to slow down the decaying process of our bodies but how much more important it is to tune into the energies of the eternal Godhead and renew the treasure within our jar of clay.

Renewed by the Spirit of God; renewed daily by this 'all-surpassing power'. A power that goes beyond all your expectations. A power within you to overcome, to have joy when you're hard pressed, perplexed or persecuted. Joy within because you are renewed daily within your spirit.

Moses was so renewed within that his face shone. He was made radiant! He found food for his soul in the presence of God. We must feed our soul as well as our natural bodies. If you eat rubbish you'll be unhealthy. If you feed on spiritual rubbish you'll be unhealthy spiritually but if you feed on Christ you'll achieve an eternal glory.

How do we do this? By fixing our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is not seen is eternal. (V18)

Therefore take care of the treasure within you. It is more important than life itself. May you find your spirit, soul and mind renewed daily by His presence as you fix your eyes on things eternal. God bless.